Eugene R. Declercq, PhD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Eugene Declercq
(617) 638-7795declercq@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT430
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Biography

Gene Declercq combines formal training in political science with almost twenty years of experience as a certified childbirth educator to examine policy and practice related to childbirth in the US and abroad. His recent work in examining cesarean sections in the US and overseas has focused on maternal and infant morbidity associated with low risk cesareans and with repeat cesareans as well as the programmatic and policy influences on practices related to childbirth practices. This research has been supported as part of his work as a Robert Wood Johnson-funded Health Policy Investigator and by grants from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He has served as lead author of two national studies of women's experiences in childbirth entitled Listening to Mothers. He was a technical advisor to the film documentary, The Business of Being Born and has been one of the organizers of a project that has developed a 30 minute version of that documentary that, along with support materials he developed with students, can be used in college classrooms. He was also a producer and presenter of "Birth by the Numbers," a 20 minute video that examines outcomes associated with current US birth practices. He is principal investigator on two NIH funded collaborative projects examining child and maternal outcomes associated with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MOSART project) and is one of the founders of the Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal (PELL) data system that links vital statistics, hospital, and administrative data on almost 900,000 births in Massachusetts since 1998. He's also been active in a variety of public health projects in his hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, including a current effort to develop a free volunteer based clinic to serve those without access to care. As an educator, he is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health and has been a recipient of the Norman Scotch Award for outstanding teaching at BUSPH. He is currently the BUSPH Assistant Dean for DrPH Education and serves as chair of the DrPH Subcommittee of the Association of Schools of Public Health.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean of Doctoral Education, DrPH Program, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Florida State University, PhD
  • Florida State University, MS
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell, BS
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MBA

Classes Taught

  • SPHMC763
  • SPHMC931
  • SPHPH851
  • SPHPH853
  • SPHPH854
  • SPHPH866
  • SPHPH866
  • SPHPH986
  • SPHPH986
  • SPHPH986
  • SPHPH990
  • SPHPH990

Publications

  • Published on 3/16/2016

    MacDorman MF, Declercq E. Trends and Characteristics of United States Out-of-Hospital Births 2004-2014: New Information on Risk Status and Access to Care. Birth. 2016 Jun; 43(2):116-24. PMID: 26991514.

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  • Published on 3/1/2016

    Luke B, Stern JE, Kotelchuck M, Declercq ER, Anderka M, Diop H. Birth Outcomes by Infertility Treatment: Analyses of the Population-Based Cohort: Massachusetts Outcomes Study of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MOSART). J Reprod Med. 2016 Mar-Apr; 61(3-4):114-27. PMID: 27172633.

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  • Published on 3/1/2016

    Belanoff C, Declercq ER, Diop H, Gopal D, Kotelchuck M, Luke B, Nguyen T, Stern JE. Severe Maternal Morbidity and the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Massachusetts. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar; 127(3):527-34. PMID: 26855105.

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  • Published on 2/4/2016

    Diop H, Gopal D, Cabral H, Belanoff C, Declercq ER, Kotelchuck M, Luke B, Stern JE. Assisted Reproductive Technology and Early Intervention Program Enrollment. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):1-10. PMID: 26908668.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Declercq E, MacDorman M, Cabral H, Stotland N. Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Infant Mortality in 38 U.S. States, 2012-2013. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb; 127(2):279-87. PMID: 26942355.

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  • Published on 12/3/2015

    Luke B, Stern JE, Hornstein MD, Kotelchuck M, Diop H, Cabral H, Declercq ER. Is the wrong question being asked in infertility research? J Assist Reprod Genet. 2016 Jan; 33(1):3-8. PMID: 26634257.

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  • Published on 12/1/2015

    Cheng ER, Declercq ER, Belanoff C, Stotland NE, Iverson RE. Labor and Delivery Experiences of Mothers with Suspected Large Babies. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Dec; 19(12):2578-86. PMID: 26140835.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Declercq E, Stern JE, Luke B, Cabral H, Gopal D, Belanoff C, Diop H, Kotelchuck M. Maternal Postpartum Hospitalization Following Assisted Reproductive Technology Births. Epidemiology. 2015 Nov; 26(6):e64-5. PMID: 26317669.

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  • Published on 11/1/2015

    Luke B, Stern JE, Kotelchuck M, Declercq ER, Cohen B, Diop H. Birth Outcomes by Infertility Diagnosis Analyses of the Massachusetts Outcomes Study of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MOSART). J Reprod Med. 2015 Nov-Dec; 60(11-12):480-90. PMID: 26775455.

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  • Published on 10/21/2015

    Declercq E, MacDorman M, Osterman M, Belanoff C, Iverson R. Prepregnancy Obesity and Primary Cesareans among Otherwise Low-Risk Mothers in 38 U.S. States in 2012. Birth. 2015 Dec; 42(4):309-18. PMID: 26489891.

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